On June 19, 2018, an award celebration was held at the H/Q of the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C. The honoree was the current President of the AFL-CIO, Richard L. Trumka. He received a “World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership” from the World Peace Prize Awarding Council.
To mark the occasion, “The Young Wolfe Tones” ensemble, with singer, Derek Warfield, performed the “Ballad of Joe Hill.” Hill was a legendary fighter for the working class and a martyr for the cause of Labor. Special thanks to Father Sean McManus, Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize for putting this event together.
To review President Trumka’s acceptance speech, go to vimeo.com/275953504. To learn more about the event itself check out baltimorepostexaminer.com/
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